This is how I have reduced the consumption of my AMD processor to save on the electricity bill

Promised is debt. Three weeks ago we published an article in which we explained how we can use the tool Extreme Tuning Utility (XTU) from Intel for moderate the consumption of processors of this brand, and we anticipate that we would prepare a similar article dedicated to AMD CPUs. Here it is. Of course, this time we will use, as expected, the tool Ryzen Master because it is the ideal one to act on the operation of the processors of this brand.

Go ahead that our purpose is not to “capture” our CPU. Nor give up your benefits in perpetuity. Both the Intel and AMD tools allow us to define various profiles, so that we can go from normal operating mode, the one that gives us the highest performance, to low consumption mode at any time and in a very simple way. In short, what this strategy pursues is to moderate consumption and the energy dissipated by the processor in the form of heat as long as we do not need it to give us the maximum possible performance.

How to reduce the consumption of an AMD CPU with the Ryzen Master tool

In the screenshot that we publish below these lines, we can see that the interface of this application is intuitive. The default view summarizes the main operating parameters of our CPU, among which are the current and maximum temperature of the packaging, the current and maximum voltage or the operating mode that is enabled, among other important values.

A note that we are interested in not overlooking: in the right half of the interface of this tool we can see that we have the option of selecting four different operating modes: eco (moderates CPU consumption), default (it is the mode standard), overclocking automatic and manual adjustment.

The processor with which we are going to work in this article is a Ryzen 7 7700X, a CPU with 8 cores that is capable of simultaneously processing a maximum of 16 execution threads (threads). Its base clock frequency is 4.5 GHz, although it can reach 5.4 GHz if the load demands it. Finally, its default TDP is 105 watts. A word of advice before going any further: if for some reason the Ryzen Master app shows an error message and doesn’t boot properly, update the bios. This operation will probably correct the problem because it will allow this software to act correctly on it.

Ryzenmaster Basic View 1

If we enable the manual control mode in the simplified view that this application offers us by default, we will be able to adjust both the clock frequency and the CPU voltage in a very simple way. Of course, later we will have to submit our PC to the stability tests that this software gives us to verify that it works correctly.

Ryzenmaster manual 2

Ryzen Master also puts in our hands if we prefer a much more ambitious display mode that brings together all the operating parameters of our CPU. This is the mode of operation ideal for experienced users who want to put into practice both techniques of overclocking like downclocking personalized.

Ryzenmasteradvanced 3

The purpose of this article is to moderate the consumption of our CPU using a strategy that is as simple as possible that is within the reach of any user. In fact, it can be put into practice even by enthusiasts who have never practiced. overclocking either downclocking. It does not carry the slightest risk because this process is completely automated. All we have to do is select the ‘eco’ mode in the section control mode located at the top of the right half of the interface and apply the changes.

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Once we have done this, Ryzen Master will act on the clock frequency and the voltage of our processor downwards with the purpose of reducing its TDP, and, therefore, moderate your consumption. Of course, these changes will have a noticeable impact on our CPU performance, which will now be lower. One more note: the graphics card we have used in our tests is an AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT.

In the table that we publish below these lines, we have collected the results of the tests that we have done to assess the impact of the ‘eco’ mode that Ryzen Master proposes to us on the consumption and performance of our CPU. Its impact in Cinebench R23 is clearly noticeable, especially in the multi-core test, but strangely enough, in ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ it is barely noticeable.

Consumption, however, is tangibly reduced in both usage scenarios. Of course, to recover the normal operating mode of the CPU we only have to select again the mode of operation ‘Default’ in control mode and apply the change. This is all.

standard configuration ryzen 7 7700x (maximum consumption / average consumption)


cinebench r23 multicore

19,362 points (145.2 watts / 113.2 watts)

17,497 points (89.8 watts / 86.6 watts)

cinebench r23 single core

1,993 points (74.6 watts / 54.8 watts)

1,970 points (59.1 watts / 54.2 watts)

cyberpunk 2077 (1080p – maximum graphic quality)

85 FPS (106 watts / 86.7 watts)

84 FPS (89.8 watts / 78.2 watts)


36 FPS (104.8 watts / 86 watts)

36 FPS (89.8 watts / 74.7 watts)

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Varun Kumar

Varun Kumar is a freelance writer working on news website. He contributes to Our Blog and more. Wise also works in higher ed sustainability and previously in stream restoration. He loves running, trees and hanging out with her family.

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